USDA Names Members To The National Dairy Board08 December 2010
US - Agriculture Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack has announced the appointment of 12 members to the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board. All appointees will serve three-year terms.
“These appointees represent a diverse cross section of the dairy industry and I am confident that they will serve dairy producers throughout the United States well,” said Secretary Vilsack.
Newly appointed members are: Renae A. De Jager, Region 2; Jeffrey A. Hardy, Region 3; Steven R. Hanson, Region 4; Douglas T. Danielson, Region 6; Douglas L. Krickenbarger, Region 9; Zachary H. Myers, Region 10; David P. Crowl, Region 11; and Sanford Stauffer, Region 12.
Reappointed members are: James L. Ahlem, Region 2; John B. Fiscalini, Region 2; Stephen D. Maddox, Region 2; and Brad J. Scott, Region 2.
The National Dairy Promotion and Research Board oversees the collection of the mandatory 15-cent per hundredweight assessment on all milk marketed commercially by dairy producers. In addition, the board develops and administers a coordinated programme of promotion, research, and nutrition education.
The board is authorised by the Dairy Production Stabilization Act of 1983. The Agriculture Secretary selects the appointees from nominations by dairy producers and farm organisations.
The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service monitors operation of the board.
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